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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Senate adopts Fast Track, but pro-worker add-ons may prove a deal-killer

Date Posted: June 7 2002

WASHINGTON (PAI) - The Senate on May 23 passed Fast Track legislation, 66-30, rejecting most pro-worker amendments along the way. Passage disappointed the AFL-CIO, which lobbied hard against the law....

First-of-its-kind training programlinks operators, iron workers

Date Posted: May 24 2002

HOWELL - The ties that bind iron workers and crane operators on construction sites are well-established. But until now, the interaction of iron workers and operating engineers on construction sites...

Iron workers' CPR efforts saves bolt supplier

Date Posted: May 24 2002

Medical reports last year called into question the effectiveness of giving CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to heart attack victims. On May 6, two iron workers showed that sometimes, CPR works,...

Modern makeover for GM Tech Center

Date Posted: May 24 2002

WARREN - The largest new construction/renovation project ever at the massive General Motors Technical Center is changing the 630-acre campus into modern working space that's ready for the future. The...

More protection for road workers; more penalties for drivers

Date Posted: May 24 2002

Michigan's highway workers have been given another small measure of safety from state lawmakers. Last year, Michigan became the first state in the nation to adopt stiffer penalties for motorists...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: May 24 2002

ENR lists top contractors Four Michigan construction contractors made the Engineering News Record's annual ranking of the top 100 contractors (in terms of revenue) and several more made the top 400. Barton...

Petitions drive revives straight-party ballots

Date Posted: May 24 2002

The tradition of straight-party voting in Michigan may have life after all. Earlier this year, Gov. John Engler and the Republican-controlled Michigan legislature eliminated straight-party voting in Michigan. No longer...

Senate vote slows Fast Track

Date Posted: May 24 2002

WASHINGTON (PAI) - The long debate in Congress over giving the president Fast-Track trade authority took another twist on May 15, when the Senate voted 61-38 to allow separate votes...

Together, Local 80, SMACNA get a brand name

Date Posted: May 24 2002

In concert with its contractor association, Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 took the wraps off their new identification logo on May 5, and unveiled the local's new Southfield union hall,...

9-11 iron worker volunteer gets token of appreciation

Date Posted: May 10 2002

Iron Workers Local 25 member John LaPointe wasn't seeking any attention or recognition for his efforts helping in the search and rescue mission after the terrorist attacks at the World...

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